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Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (2017)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 29 May 2017
Searching for Neverland will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life.


Dianne Houston


Bill Whitfield (based on the book by), Elizabeth Hunter (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad L. Coleman ... Bill Whitfield
Sam Adegoke ... Javon Beard (as Samuel Adegoke)
Nondumiso Tembe ... Grace Rwaramba
Starletta DuPois ... Katherine Jackson
Richard Lawson ... Joe Jackson
Aidan Hanlon Smith Aidan Hanlon Smith ... Prince Jackson (as Aidan Smith)
Taegen Burns ... Paris Jackson
Michael Mourra ... Blanket Jackson
Holly Robinson Peete ... Raymone Bain
Navi Navi ... Michael Jackson
A. Russell Andrews ... Davis
Isabella Hofmann ... Green
Brian Ibsen ... John Feldman
Vincent M. Ward ... Jeff Adams
Ken Colquitt ... Dr. Conrad Murray


Based on the best-selling book, Remember the Time: Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days, and told through the eyes of Jackson's trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard. The movie will reveal firsthand the devotion Michael Jackson had to his children, and the hidden drama that took place during the last two years of his life. Written by Lifetime Network (USA)

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Biography | Drama


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Did You Know?


Because Michael Jackson's estate didn't permit the use of any rights to music, video etc. this movie doesn't not feature any original Michael Jackson songs. However the song "Beat it" was mentioned once in the dialogue and a sound-a-like tune was played during the street montage. Also the moonwalk was imitated by strangers in the scene where Jackson walks on the street with a helmet on. See more »


During the interview it is mentioned that Michael Jackson owned the Beatles catalog. However by the time the flashback scenes were set Jackson didn't own the entire catalog. Half of the songs were sold to SONY in 1995 for about $100 million and in 2005 another part was sold so that SONY owned 75% of the rights. See more »


Katherine Jackson: Bill, I need you to watch for my son and my grand babies.
Bill Whitfield: Yes, m'am.
Katherine Jackson: I know it's just a matter of time until Fox figure it out where they live.
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References This Is It (2009) See more »

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Heart of gold
13 December 2019 | by dvsmithfSee all my reviews

Michael Jackson was a good man with a good heart. The media and the gullible people that believe everything they hear on the fake news killed this good, innocent man. No wonder he couldn't sleep with all the uneducated idiots cutting him down and threatening him and his children. What a terrible loss. Ever notice that it's the poor kids/families that claim to have been violated by MJ? Macaulay Caulkin and Corey Feldman said he was very polite and never did anything to them. Don't people realize all these greedy lying losers wanted was MJ's money? And if you actually pay attention to their stories they keep crossing lines because they are LYING! There is a YouTube video that points out the lies where one minute the mother and child lie about The Grand Canyon. Years ago they said the child went to The Grand Canyon with his family, now after several years they forgot what they said and now in Finding Neverland they say the child had stayed with MJ. That's what happens when you lie. MJ is innocent and was an excellent entertainer that young and old alike all loved and enjoyed his talent. I was there, I seen it. Everyone loved Michael Jackson and he deserves to be remembered as the King of Pop. May he Rest in peace. 🙏

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